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Team, I have H1 visa and my I94 is due to expire by Sept 12

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Hi Team,
I have H1 visa and my I94 is due to expire by Sept 12 as my latest I797 from current company is valid till same date.
my current company has files for extension and I have received the receipt of July 25 for same which is in normal processing expected to get response in 6 months.
Now I have offer from a new firm ready for H1 transfer but looks like they might be able to initiate the H1 transfer in Sept 1 week only at earliest or may be after Sept'12.
Please suggest how can I have my H1 transfer to new org. safe with out any issues later.
Should I file premium for my extension or new transfer with premium is only what I need
mittal harsh
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

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They would have to initiate the transfer before your current I-94 expires. If they initiate the transfer after September 12th, then you would need to wait for your extension to be approved before you can transfer because you need he extension to "bridge" the gap between September 12th and the date that your new employer files the transfer after September 12th. Of course, your new employer could just file the petition and once approved, you can leave the U.S. and come back into the U.S. using the new approval and your old H-1B visa.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks for the response.Can you please confirm application transfer must be sent to USCIS before 12 sept or we should have the receipt of transfer received before it or we need the transfer to be completed before 12 sept.
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

It should at least be post marked as in the mail by September 11th, 2016, though it wouldn't be a bad idea to make sure that they receive it by or before September 12th, 2016, just to be on the safe side.

Let me know if you need anything else, but please do not forget that positive rating. Thank you!

Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

Hello Harsh. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!

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